JACKSON, MICHIGAN      (517) 796-5116   

Building Better Marriages is an ongoing, drop-in workshop. An MMJ facilitator explores a new topic each week in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. Everyone is welcome with no pressure to share.

Jackson County
Monday evenings, 6-8 p.m.
United Way Center
536 N. Jackson St., Jackson.   Map it

For more information about MMJ's Building Better Marriages workshopcall (517) 796-5116.

Topic Schedule:


Upcoming Topics:

January 1 NO WORKSHOP/New Year’s Day

January 8 Rebuilding Trust

January 15 Building a Climate of Respect

January 22 Responsibility and the Blame Game

January 29 Understanding Expectations

February 5 Redefining the Power Struggle

February 12 Control Issues

February 19 Listening Beyond the Words 

February 26 Personality Differences

March 5 Childhood Issues & Emotional Baggage

March 12 Handling Anger Constructively

March 19 Speaking the Truth in Love 

March 26 How to Fight Fair; Conflict Resolution

April 2 Money Matters 

April 9 Forgiveness & Repair

April 16 Rebuilding Trust

April 23 Building a Climate of Respect    

Upcoming events

Child Care Available: $5 per child at YMCA for potty trained children who can use the bathroom on their own. 

Suggested donation: $5 per person, per week*

Note: Topics continue in the above cycle throughout the year, so if you miss one, no worries. It will come up at a later date!

Is MMJ’s Building Better Marriages Workshop for you?

Every couple can use some home improvement!

My marriage is hurting.
You are not alone. Many will go, have gone, or are going through tough times. Relationships can be complicated. Each person brings a history and expectations to the mix, then add in some life events (babies, in-laws, job changes), stir, and you have the perfect recipe for marital stress. Tips and tools you gain will help your marriage thrive, not just survive.

You might be thinking “I can’t go on living like this!” Or wondering “Is this as good as it gets?” Or believing “We will never feel the same way we used to about each other.” Marriage Matters Jackson’s weekly marriage restoration workshops have helped hundreds of couples rebuild, renew and regain their relationship. People just like you.

My husband or wife won’t come with me.
That’s fine.  When one half of a couple learns skills and gains information, the relationship can improve or grow even stronger. People often come by themselves to MMJ’s weekly Building Better Marriages workshops and take home usable techniques and insight to help their relationship.

We aren’t married yet.
Although MMJ believes in and promotes the benefit of lifelong marriage, there is no “marriage license check” at the door -- relationship skills help everybody.  

My marriage is fine.
Great! We hear that all the time, and people who are doing fine still get great encouragement and tips at MMJ events and workshops, like MMJ’s weekly Building Better Marriages workshop.

ur marriage is stronger and happier now than it's ever been."

"This workshop is realistic and useful for every relationship."

"Arguments are next to gone, after 5+ years of constantly living in a state of anger and stress."

"We were on the verge of divorce and now I believe we will be staying together because of what we learned at the workshops."

*Childcare option available (see registration page for details).

Cost for providing the workshops is underwritten in part by Marriage Matters Jackson, the Jackson Community Foundation and donors like you!

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